Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the proposed system of access to indoor dining could be used for the arts, leisure, live music and entertainment. File photograph: iStock

Live music, the arts, leisure and the entertainment sector could reopen using the Government’s proposed system of access to indoor dining for those w(...)

Dr Shane McKeogh at Solas Medical Centre in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting glumly at the desk of his surgery in Rathfarnham in south Dublin, Dr Shane McKeogh is certain of one thing: last month’s cyberattack on the He(...)

National Women’s Council director Orla O’Connor said the research highlighted ongoing obstacles and legal barriers were “forcing at least one person a day to travel abroad”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Only one in 10 GPs in the State provide abortion services, according to a paper published by the National Women’s Council. While GPs providing early (...)

Visitors to Doheny and Nesbitt pub on Baggott Street Lower in Dublin in October 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 agreed late on Wednesday night to lift the ban on intercountry travel from May 10th, it has emerged. Hairdress(...)

The Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is open to considering offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 60 who specifically request it but a final decision will not be(...)

Members of the Defence Forces at the Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The reopening of schools has had a “minimal” impact on Covid-19 case numbers, according to the National Public Health Emergency Team. Education has b(...)

Full waiting rooms, with people thumbing through magazines and children handling toys, are not ideal places for sick people to be. Photograph: iStock

Back in March 2020, when people were just beginning to realise how infectious Covid-19 was, GPs changed the way they worked almost overnight.  S(...)

Further strain on the Covid-19 testing system could create a scenario where people with symptoms of the disease are not tested automatically, a doctors’ organisation has warned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Further strain on the Covid-19 testing system could create a scenario where people with symptoms of the disease are not tested automatically, a doctor(...)

The Covid-19 test facility at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A further nine deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet). This brings to 2,213 the total num(...)

Dr Diarmuid Quinlan, medical director of the Irish College of General Practitioners, said loneliness was a challenge before Covid-19 and has become ‘much worse’ because of the pandemic.

A GP and coroner in Co Donegal has said there is “a terrible problem” of suicide among young people in Ireland. Dr Denis McCauley, who is chair of t(...)

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